Aloe Vera – The Magic Plant

Aloe vera plant is known by many names like; ” Wonder Plant”, ” Magic Plant”, ” Miracle Plant” and “The plant of immortality”. The benefits of aloe vera plant are innumerable both in medical and cosmetic use. It is best known for its soothing properties.

Aloe Vera plant looks like cactus, but is actually a member of the lily family. It grows in warm places like Asia, Africa and some parts of America and Europe that are warm. It is a stemless plant or has a very short stem. This plant has been used medicinally over 6,000 years. It has many properties like; soothing, restorative, laxative and antioxidants.

Aloe vera contains high water content of approximately 95% and has more than 70 essential ingredients which include minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, protein and polysaccharides. A combination of all these ingredients make aloe vera a perfect plant for holistic healing. There are more than 200 species of aloe vera plants but some are more nutritious as compared to others. It can be used externally as well as internally and is available in the form of juice, gel and cream.

In skin care it is used in various conditions like sun burn, itching, acne and dry skin. It also treats severe conditions like cuts, wounds, psoriasis and eczema. It nourishes aged skin and improves elasticity. Wounds heal faster when aloe vera is used on the skin. It can make your skin fair by fighting against the extra melanin production of the body.

If you wish to buy an Aloe Vera product, always purchase those made from 100% pure Aloe Vera. Check the International Aloe Science Council Seal of Approval before buying. It helps in curing a skin condition known as dermatitis – an inflammation of the skin. It also helps in curing skin disorders caused due to pitta dosh (in ayurveda).

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